I think the main issue is each browser seems to have its own (or none at all) pdf embedding logic. That is why it works in some and not in others. It could also be dependent on having Adobe Acrobat vs. another PDF program, I really don't know.
Well it’s like asking someone to hold their drink with their left hand only. Did that make sense? Probably not.
I do not see the reason why you are emphasising on "the reality is that embedding PDF documents in a web page is not a very good practice", what is the reality on this, and why not? Is there a security issue? Are we not allowed by laws and regulation? Is it just made up like many examples by politician, when they have no real answer to the question?
Well, I do think it was not thought through by the menu developer and it has always been clear Adobe and Microsoft have not been a great help either, but probably the developer never did have to put PDF under a menu, so it was out of sight out of mind, it is o.k., as a mechanical engineer I guest that would be called improvement in next design, but I also think it is always less stress full just to say, it was not design for that and give alternative method to embed in the site like “neilo”.
I am looking at "neilo" answer and if this is the solution for showing PDF through some "FlashPaper" is a solution to me, but I have no idea how to go about it and I see is costs $$$ would someone help please?
Thankyou "neilo" I have had not come across a Flash Paper before, again thanks it could definitely be an alternative. Is there a free one? As I am going forward I see really this would be a good practice to sell FlashPaper, it does what adobe PDF was doing in a page before, ignore maybe it is a conspiracy mind.